On the small Philippine island of Boracay, a security guard stands watch over a popular tourist hotel. He’s dressed in a gray uniform and stands at attention along the sand boardwalk running in front of the hotel. His eyes dart back and forth, always alert for suspicious people and … Read more
“The Shadow of Your Smile”, performed by an amazing group of Filipino musicians, set the tone for my first visit to The Ruins, and the lyrics and images were stuck in my head for days. Sometimes referred to as “The Taj Mahal of Negros”, the majestic Ruins bathed in glowing … Read more
(Guest post written by Jeanne Whitman)
The Philippines, being an archipelago of more than 7,100 islands, has a whole lot to offer for tourists. For first time explorers, however, that bounty of potential destinations can make it hard to pick where to go.
Fortunately, there are tried and tested … Read more
After 3 years in Taiwan…
I sometimes forget how my ordinary day may be fascinating to others. A friend visited recently and captured my “new normal” on film, his artistic vision of my reality.
From a Ghost Month lantern festival…to exploring cave temples and the majestic Lion’s Head Mountain…scootering through … Read more
At the top of the stairs leading to the temple built into the side of the mountain, a cute little old man sits quietly at a table. This is his office, located in the shade of an old tree, and he’s assigned the important task of setting off fireworks when … Read more
Sometimes you’ve just gotta live in the moment and grab all of life’s amazingness when you can. Tomorrow a Super-Typhoon may blow your world apart…
A little over four years ago, I sat with my friend Jack along a seawall in the coastal city of Hudson, Florida. We had just … Read more